Arun Varanasi is a Vice President in the Direct Lending group, focusing on underwriting and portfolio management. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Varanasi was a Senior Associate at Fifth Street Asset Management, where he evaluated debt and equity investment opportunities in support of venture and middle market sponsored transactions. Prior to joining Fifth Street Asset Management, Mr. Varanasi was a Senior Analyst at Prudential Capital Partners, a middle market mezzanine fund.
Mr. Varanasi graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in finance and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder.